"Having all three of a quarterback’s receivers reach 1,000 yards in the air in a single season is extremely difficult, as the past has proven. Many teams have come close,...
The Colorado Avalanche need a new coach. According to the good people over at Mile High Sports web (http://milehighsports.com/2013/05/16/several-names-surfacing-in-avalanche-coaching-search/), the scuttlebutt seems to be that the team is looking at...
Josh Rutledge isn’t going to make the Baseball Hall of Fame when he retires; at least I don’t see him turning into the second coming of Jeff Kent or something....
"Sure, it’s great to know what plays are being run and what one’s role iswhile “Green Frog Left” is going down. Building chemistry with teammatesis understandably a solid thing...
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"Folks were basically gathering up their chairs, selecting spots on the parade route and putting in their PTO days to plan accordingly. The Super Bowl was a done deal in...
Whoa. Von Miller got a ton of chicks. Thirty-eight of them! No, silly. Not THAT kind of chicks. Von is getting into the poultry business! He's just taken posession of...
"Never have the Nuggets entered the first round more heavily favored over an opponent. Never have they won so many regular season games. Never have they seemed as talented or...
"Call him Curious George, because he's continually searching for a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory."
" What we can tell from this draft is that Denver wants to be prepared for anything this season. Depth at every position is crucial down the stretch and into...
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Can a George Karl led team win in the playoffs? Don't get your hopes up.
"Sadly, those writing on the internet have become accustomed to writing for free, and what results is the bastardization of journalism."
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"To NBA fans outside of LA Kobe has been an incessant thorn in the side. He’s not likeable at all which makes it that much more painful to see him...
"For the professional athlete, the consideration is even more complex – to reveal something intrinsically private, and in the same vein become the public face of your private life." Read...
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"With a few new rules, soccer can kick ass on the wild side. After all, few billion heathens can’t be wrong. The world spends half its rupees on soccer, so...
Basically guys, it's a crap shoot and we all know it. However, as a society we are all still riveted. What keeps us enthralled even after our carefully chosen brackets...
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One of Denver's all-time great Sports yappers is appearing all this week on 104.3 the Fan.
Marc Moser is filling in for Mike Evans all this week, partnered with Joel Klatt mornings from 6-10.
Moser is super talented - which is why he's no longer a fixture on daily Sports Radio.
He has been the radio play-by-play voice of the Colorado Avalanche since 2007.
Prior to becoming the man in the booth for the Avalanche he produced their radio broadcasts, worked as an in-studio host on Altitude TV and manned the phone lines for the radio program "Avalanche Talk". His relationship with the team dates back practically to the time they first moved from Quebec.
Moser has also called auto racing, Canadian Football and High School Sports both in California and in Colorado.
We remember him best for his work at the Fan. Like most talk jocks, Moser was partnered with various dudes over the years. We liked him best with Sandy Clough, although it always fun to listen to him giving Mitch Hyder shit for riding a scooter.
As good as Moser is at hockey play-by-play (which is really hard to do), it's great to hear him back behind the mic, chatting it up at the Fan with Joel Klatt.
Tonight: the Denver Post Editorial Board calls for the firing of Dan O'Dowd, CarGo is in the Home Run Derby (not that ESPN is aware), Peyton made a commercial for a car he would never drive and we ask the question ... will they ... or won't they?
Peyton Friggin' Manning is making headlines by filming a commercial in Tennessee for the Buick Marano, a car he will never, ever drive unless he's being paid to.
Here's the teaser that the local TV stations will all be playing this evening.
The general idea is that Manning "calls audibles" using the cars voice-activation system.
Tiger Woods was a spokesman for Buick for very long time but it wasn't a Buick he was driving when Elin tried to murder him with a set of golf clubs. That's because nobody under the age of 65 would be caught driving one.
Welcome to the Shitty Cars of Englewood #4
Within only blocks of the concrete bunker we find some of the junkiest jalopies in all of Colorado. It's not like us to keep this bounty to ourselves. Oh, no. We want to share it with you, our loyal readers.
Today we highlight this beautiful yet utlitarian 1986 Chevy Cavalier wagon which has suffered some minor front-end damage.
The Cavalier Wagon was available from 1985 to 1987. It was build on General Motors "J platform" and was nearly identical to the Pontiac Sunbird. It replaced Chevy's legendary Vega wagon. It's introduction was met with understandable fan fare.
Like the 1984 Ford Thunderbird we profiled in the Shitty cars of Englewood #3, this Cavalier typifies both the styling and the quality of mid-1980's American automobiles.
Notice the stylish, sweeping lines. Twin square headlamps flank either side of a tasteful plastic grill. Protective rubber strips run the length of the vehicle, protective in from door dings and adding decorative flair. Plastic sport mirrors add to the aggressive look. A ferocious 2.0 liter fuel-injected power plant provides the thrust.
A classic American grocery getter with panache.
What do you do when your fanbase is even shittier than your football team? Inviting fans of rival teams to fill seats in your stadium might work, right?
Well, that's what the San Diego Chargers are doing.
Representatives from the team have been contacting Chiefs bloggers via e-mail and offering them bargains on ticket packages in order to avoid future blackouts. Qualcomm is known for not selling out.
The Chiefs blog, Arrowhead Addict reports it's editor was contacted:
"I got the below graphic, complete with an invitation for the “Arrowhead Addict’s” to come on down to San Diego on November 1st for the Chiefs/Chargers Thursday Night Football smackdown. Apparently, the Chargers would rather invite fans of the opposing team to come to the stadium rather than face the shame of being blacked out on a night they are playing a nationally televised game"
This marketing effort is just so sad and pathetic that all we can really do is point and laugh.
Jason Giambi loves playing for Colorado - but he probably won't for much longer.
The MLB trade deadline is about three weeks away and most folks think that, before it comes, the Rockies will move Giambi.
Troy Renck wrote about this today for the Denver Post.
According to Renck's piece, Giambi probably would have been shipped off Philly last season if he hadn't injured his calf right before the deadline.
Giambi's contract is up at the end of this season - which is one reason to suspect that he's out of here. Marco Scutaro is in the same boat, as is Jeremy Guthrie. Renck believes all three are likely to be goners.
As Renck put it, "There won't be a mass exodus. But there will be some exits. This is what happens when teams fail to meet expectations and begin playing for next year in July."
(via Pro Football Talk)
It's the slowest part of the year for NFL chatter but there's always a story out there if you dig hard enough. This story is proof of that.
It seems that Peyton Manning is pretty jazzed about the fancy new technology the Broncos have rolled out this season. Playbooks on Ipad are likely to become the standard in pro football circles but, for now, the Broncos remain one of only a handful of teams using them and P.F.M. is digging it. He told Pro Football Talk: “It’s easier for the video guys to send it to all the different players, and it’s a great way to study for these guys. There’s no excuse not to have the playbook and the game film to study.”
Broncos video director, Steve Boxer, says: “He was one of the first guys I dropped video into an iPad for.”
According to PFT blogger, MIchael David Smith, "Not only do they have all the plays like a standard paper playbook, and all the video that players would watch in team meetings, but the iPad also has all the team’s schedules, travel itineraries, and a notification that pops up to remind players about their next team meetings."
No word yet as to which Broncos player have gotten to the highest level of Angry Birds.
Rockies season ticket holders recieved an email today from Dick Monfort promising that the team will do a better job communicating with its fan base. From now on Dan O'Dowd will do the talking:
As for the season, this is not the start that we had hoped for. Our commitment to winning has been questioned. Our efforts have never been about money, we want to WIN! I can honestly tell you that our desire and our only desire, is to bring you and the entire Rocky Mountain Region what you deserve, and that is a World Championship.
With that said, we know where our weaknesses lie and we have challenged everyone in the organization to get this fixed! Every loss is unbearable to me, but we have a group of young men who truly believe they can deliver on our goal.
It has been a tough three months and we have every expectation that things will turn around and we will deliver a much better performance in the second half. Your loyalty is greatly appreciated and not taken for granted.
Really, Dick? your commitment to winning has been questioned? You don't say?
You know where your weaknesses lie? Apparently you don't. If you did there's not a chance in hell that you would be telling season ticket holders to expect to hear more from Dan O'Dowd.
I believe you when you say that "every loss is unbearable" and I believe that you want to win. What I don't believe is that you know what the problem is.
We thought that the Twitter battle between Mile High Sports' moring show, Mile High Club, and 104.3 the Fan's Evans and Klatt was too good to be true. Today it got more awesome.
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